Emily Levesque

Contributing Columnist

Photo of a sign reading “To Telescope” near Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
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Social Distancing From the Stars

August 11, 2020

Professional astronomers may not point their telescopes by hand anymore, but COVID-19 has still closed observatories and impeded research.

About the author

Emily Levesque is an award-winning astrophysicist and an expert on the physics and evolution of massive stars. She is a professor at the University of Washington and the author of the popular science book The Last Stargazers, which shares the stories and adventures of life as a professional astronomer.